The Carter School

Middle and High School for Students with Special Needs

A sense of purpose - a sense of accomplishment - a sense of pride

Our innovative approach to education extends far beyond the classroom door. Our programs support education, vocational opportunities, and recreational and social activities tailored to each student's specific interests and abilities.

Inclusive Programs

We partner with students from local Middle and High Schools providing our students to interact in an inclusive setting.

Through Physical Education - students also take part in Achilles Kids, CVS Health Downtown 5K, Ronald McDonald House Race, inclusive road races, Special Olympics, etc.

"Meeting Street is not only my child's school; it is our second family. I honestly don't know where my family and I would be without Meeting Street."

— Christina Rivera

The Life Skills Center

  • Life experiences in simulated office and technology, sales and merchandising, and daily-living skills areas.
  • Community-based learning and therapeutic activities, such as bowling, golf, swimming, and therapeutic horseback riding, as well as visiting museums, zoos, and other educational facilities.
  • Community-based daily living activities, such as shopping, doing laundry, attending a movie, or eating lunch at a restaurant with friends.
  • Community-service projects, such as food and clothing drives.
  • Off-site vocational work options provide valuable experience at a variety of businesses and organizations throughout the region.

The Carter School is certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. We are also eligible to serve students from Massachusetts and Connecticut.

If your child’s IEP indicates that The Carter School is an appropriate educational placement, we encourage parents to contact us for a tour of the Meeting Street campus and our Life Skills classrooms.

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